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Print Like Paul Peter Piech

Discover the art of printmaking with a series of workshops and live demonstrations inspired by the stunning exhibition Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech, on show until 12 February 2017.

5 January 2017

Print Like Paul Peter Piech

Exhibition & Events

On show until Sun 12 February
Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech
Paul Peter Piech was an artist, humanitarian and campaigner.  Born in New York in 1920, Piech’s influences were many, not least politics and equality, through to jazz and poetry.  His print making was infused with both a desire to reflect the world’s wrong back on itself, and to demonstrate the power of compassion and art.  This exhibition is a major retrospective of his career.  Visitors will see Piech’s powerful political work against racism and for peace, set against his more melodic prints illuminating his passion for jazz and the poet Walt Whitman.  The exhibition also includes a large display of books produced by the Taurus Press, which Piech founded in 1959.
Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages
In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
10.00am – 5.00pm

Sat 14 January
Live demonstrations: Letterpress printmaking
Explore text, language and meaning through letterpress with artist David Armes and the Regional Print Centre.  Using wood type and a proof press, Armes will provide live demonstrations and create new work inspired by prints in our current changing exhibition Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech.  Discover the art of printmaking and even help out in the process.
Suitable for all ages
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
11.00am – 3.00pm

Wed 18 January, Wed 25 January, Wed 1 February & Wed 8 February
Print Like Paul Peter Piech
Artist Oliver Flude will take you through the art of relief printing combining text and image to create striking imagery similar in approach to the working of Paul Peter Piech.  You will be shown how to cut and print lino, hand cut text and print in multi colours.  Book for one session and have a taster, or take on all four sessions and refine, develop and experiment with your imagery with advice and expert tips from the tutor.  Following four sessions you will come away with a set of mini posters that convey bold imagery and make strong visual statements.  These workshops are brought to you in collaboration between PHM and Hot Bed Press.
Suitable for adults
Booking required – please contact Hot Bed Press on 0161 743 3111 or info@hotbedpress.org
£30.00 per session / £90 for four sessionsHot Bed Press
2.00pm – 5.00pm

Thurs 9 February
Live demonstrations: Linocut printmaking
In celebration of our current changing exhibition Dedicated to all Defenders of Human Freedoms. The Art of Paul Peter Piech, why not drop in and discover linocut printmaking with the Regional Print Centre Facilitator and Artist, Nigel Morris.  This practical hands-on demonstration will draw inspiration from Piech’s work and give you an opportunity to see linocut printmaking in action.
Suitable for adults and young people
No booking required, drop in activity
In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3
5.00pm – 8.00pm

Are you a teacher or group leader?

Why not bring your group to visit The Art of Paul Peter Piech exhibition and enjoy some of our inspiring Learning sessions on the theme of print:

  • Living History: Read All About It! – Papers, Protest and Peterloo
    Meet James Bronterre O‘Brien, editor of Victorian newspaper the Poor Man’s Guardian.  Accompany Bronterre on a march to Peterloo, interview child mill worker John Oats, and use drama and role play techniques to uncover the stories of the day.
  • pARTicipate: Print Power
    Explore our unique collection of banners and learn about signs and symbols.  Experiment with screen-printing and mixed materials and create a finished piece to take away with you.
  • pARTicipate: The Art of Protest
    How and why do people protest?  Explore historic and contemporary protests and create your own protest art.

PHM’s Radical Heroes by Paul Peter Piech

Visit The Art of Paul Peter Piech exhibition and see how this prolific printmaker has captured the words of some of our Radical Heroes:

Thomas Paine © Paul Peter PiechBruce Kent © Paul Peter PiechKarl Marx © Paul Peter Piech

  • Bruce Kent, peace activist and General Secretary of CND.  Sponsored by Dr Sean Young and Baroness Diana Warwick
  • Karl Marx, revolutionary socialist and thinker.  Currently unsponsored
  • Tom Paine, writer and political activist.  Sponsored by Brenda Dean and Keith McDowall

Find out more about Joining the Radicals and supporting ideas worth fighting for.

Paul Peter Piech at PHM shop:Paul Peter Piech merchandise

Visit the museum shop and browse a wide collection of items that represent Piech’s work as an artist, humanitarian and campaigner.

Posters and postcards display Piech’s work addressing subjects from equality and politics to jazz.  The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech is a beautiful book presenting a wonderful collection of decades of Piech’s print work.

These shop items are the perfect opportunity to pick up a souvenir from your visit, or give a gift that shares the powerful and thought provoking artwork with others that may not be able to see the exhibition in person.

Coleg Cambria

Regional Print CentreArts Council of Wales